Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Edited by: Peter van Möllendorff, Annette Simonis and Linda Simonis

The 96 contributions in Brill’s New Pauly Supplement 7: Historical Figures from Antiquity depict the survival of great characters from Antiquity to the modern world. Each article presents an overview of the latest research on what we know concerning the lives of the historical person or legendary figure and then recounts the reception of these figures throughout history, giving special attention on the viewpoints in the early modern and contemporary periods.

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Belisarius

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Author(s): Miersch, Martin
(Βελισάριος/ Belisários; Latin Belisarius) A. Historical dimension B. ( c. AD 500/505–565) was a Byzantine general in the reign of Emperor Justinian. He first served his emperor in campaigns in Persia, then in Africa. He defeated the Vandal king Gelimer at the Battle of Tricamarum (30 km west of Carthage), on December 15, AD 533, so putting an end to the North African Vandal kingdom. In 534, Justinian awarded B. a triumph at Constantinople for this victory, then appointed him commander of the campaign against the Ostrogoths [14.]. Following victories against them in Italy, he wa…
Date: 2016-02-22

Berenice

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Author(s): Sprondel, Johanna
A. Historical dimension (Βερενίκη/ Bereníkē; Latin [ Iulia] Berenice) A. Historical dimension The prominent ancient women called B. ('Bringer of Victory', Macedonian form of the Attic Φερενίκη/Phereníkē) included several members of Ptolemaic royal house of the Hellenistic period [03.] as well as the Jewish princess Julia B. (AD 28–79), daughter of Herodes Agrippa I, who in AD 75 followed the son of the Roman Emperor Vespasian, Titus, to Rome [19.]. Two bearers of the name became particularly important for later history: Julia B., and the Cyrenian princess an…
Date: 2016-02-22